It’s a tough clash between two former champions of the African Champions League as the Tunisian side and Egyptian heavyweights present a big North African affair in this season Caf Champions League semifinals.
Esperance, 4 times winners of the competition, host all-time champions Al Ahly (9 titles) in Stade Olympique de Redes in Tunis for the first leg of this season’s semifinals.
Esperance boss has named a strong eleven against Pitso Mosimane who hopes to make a second straight final of the Caf Champions League.
Moïne Chaâbani has opted to keep experience stars Ben Cherifia (in posts), Chetti, Romdhane, Benguit and ElHouni against an opponent they beat to lift their last Champions League trophy.
On side of defending champions, Mohamed Sherif lead the line as he will be supported by Salah and Taher.
Esperance XI: Ben Cherifia, Hamdi Naguez, Ali Yaacoubi, Abdelkader Bedrane, llyes Chetti, Fousseny Coulibaly, Ali Ben Romdhane, Raouf Benguit, Amine Togui, Hamdou ElHouni, Basit Abdul Khalid.
Al Ahly XI: Mohamed El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ashraf Ayman, Badri Benoun, Tawfik Akram, Amr El Soulia, Fathy Hamdy, Aliou Dieng, Mohamed Taher, Salah Mohsen, Mohamed Sherif.Follow us